It’s so nice to get my sewing ideas written down like this! Hello head space, nice to have you back again.
Here’s my summer sewing wish list so far: Continue reading
I’ve finally worked out how to use Polyvore. It’s a fun site, especially when you’re supposed to be working While spending $2,000 on one clutch isn’t viable for this thrifty shopper, it’s still fun to dream and play with final looks.
Fortunately, these jackets are well within reach, being available as sewing patterns! Continue reading
I loved this dress as soon as I saw it and, let’s be honest, it’s tough to say no to a free matching belt.
After attempting to sell this “vintage dress” on Trade Me without success, I decided to jump right in with a refashion instead. Definite potential here.
The skirt had so much fabric to it! After unpicking the pleats, I must have cut away about half the skirt width before gathering and reattaching the skirt again. Continue reading
I love it when family and friends clean out their wardrobes. I can’t help but hover like a seagull at a picnic. So when a family member offered me these pants, I swooped.
After season one of Refashion Runway, I decided to hone my pattern drafting skills. Actually, hone would imply I already knew something, so it’s more like starting from the very beginning.
After devouring text books, drawing seven drafts and sewing three mock ups, I finally made my own tank top. Hooray!
It doesn’t look like much, I know, but bear with me.
I totally get that I could buy a top like this for about $10 somewhere. But that wasn’t actually the point. This was about learning new techniques, boosting confidence and ending up with the exact top I pictured in my mind. Have you ever taken the long way on purpose? It’s awesome! I highly recommend it.
Season two of Refashion Runway has just started over at Renegade Seamstress. I’m so excited and will be watching with much anticipation. I haven’t heard of any of the chosen contestants before, so I can’t wait to explore their blogs and see what they come up with.
There are six challenges this time too, so the fun (and no doubt, pressure and nerves for the contestants) will last even longer this time!
Life has gone a bit crazy in the Offsquare household lately, but I hope to be sewing again real soon. I have a refashion project I can’t wait start!
The lovely ladies at Eye of Horus recently sent me their mascara to try out. I was quite excited about this.
Not just because their makeup is paraben free, although that’s pretty cool, but because of the non-flake and non-smudge claims they make. Usually my makeup is slinking down my face like a slow-moving glacier by mid afternoon, so I opted to give these products a rigorous road test. Continue reading